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This water inlet valve is most always found on the back panel of your washing machine.  It is used to supply hot, warm or cold water to the washer’s tub.

If you have noticed that your washer takes longer than usual to fill with water, your washer does not have cold water, hot water or very little to no water, maybe you even hear a humming or buzzing sound coming from the washer console, then these are all symptoms of a bad water inlet valve, but not always.

Water Inlet Valve

Before replacing the inlet valve or other washer parts you can check these items first.  You will need to turn off the water supply to the washer.  You will also need to check the filter screens in the water valve inlet ports as well as the filter screens in both of the water supply hoses, if any are present.  It could be they are full of sediment or calcium deposits from hard water, preventing the water flow.

Always unplug the washer and turn off both hot and cold water valves from the household water supply before removing the supply hoses.

If this easy washer repair tip did not solve your washer, little to no water issue, then you will need to delve a little deeper and do some trouble shooting which will require a multi-meter or voltage tester.  This will need to be performed by a person qualified to do this testing.